Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The ‘Hostages’ That Sailed With Darwin

The ‘Hostages’ That Sailed With Darwin
(BBC News Magazine)
On that initial journey Fitzroy had taken four local “savages” from the southernmost tip of the continent, known as Tierra del Fuego, as retribution for the stealing of one of his whaling boats.


Were it not for the folly of the well-meaning but ultimately misguided Captain Fitzroy, says Mr Nichols, we might today be talking about Wallacism rather than Darwinism.

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